Posted: September 11, 2019
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers have found a way to use polymer printing to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better. A team led by chemical and biomolecular engineers from the University of Illinois report their findings in the journal Science Advances.
Conjugated polymers are formed by the union of electron-...
Posted: September 8, 2019
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Polyurethane is used in a wide range of materials, including paints, foam mattresses, seat cushions and insulation. These diverse applications generate large amounts of waste. A team at the University of Illinois has developed a method to break down polyurethane waste and turn it into other useful products.
The researchers will...
Posted: September 6, 2019
Eric Wolske, a member of Illinois’ Agroforestry for Food (A4F) team, has found a simple way to explain the project’s work:
“Agroforestry is growing crops with trees. That is the most basic level.”
Originally from the Champaign-Urbana area, Wolske decided to go to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for his B.S. in Plant and Soil Science....
Posted: August 7, 2019
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — While watching the production of porous membranes used for DNA sorting and sequencing, University of Illinois researchers wondered how tiny steplike defects formed during fabrication could be used to improve molecule transport. They found that the defects – formed by overlapping layers of membrane – make a big difference in how...
Posted: July 31, 2019
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Infants 17 months of age expect leaders – but not others – to intervene when one member of their group transgresses against another, a new study reveals.
The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, add to growing evidence that children in their second year of life have a well-developed...